a humpback whale and a starfish


I made halloween costumes for  a couple of my smaller friends this weekend, a humpback whale and a starfish. It was a sewing marathon,  seat of the pants sort of effort  – fast – no do-overs,  no obsessing ( a little obsessing ),  good spontaneous fun for my typically compulsive  and  too tightly  wound  self.

And the fabulous little fellows who wore them brought them to life in ways I could never  have imagine.



( there is a video of the humpback whale on the move here)


  1. Both supercute! My godchild was also a starfish, but did NOT want it to look like the one in Spongebob, who apparently is not so bright.
    As a weird segue, any idea who makes those really cool shoes with clog bottom on the adult in the humpback whale photo?

  2. The video of the humpback whale running down the street is so awesome! I love seeing that little tail flap flap flapping. 🙂

  3. Those are fantastic and they fit perfectly.
    I love the tail action when the whale is in motion 🙂

  4. Colleen martin

    Oh my GOD that was so cute it made me want toddlers again! Awesome costumes! the video killed me.
    Love your obsession. Keep on being obsessed =0)

  5. insanely cute. Makes me want to shrink my 11 year old who now will only wear things like Medieval Executioner outfits…

  6. You need to make these next year and sell them on Etsy-I so needed that Blue Whale costume this year!
    It is soo beautiful and wish I could sew and have your talent.

  7. Do you have a pattern for this or can I commission the humpback whale? I have a 4 year old who is obsessed with humpbacks and it’s the only thing he wants to be for Halloween. I can’t find costumes for anything but killer whales. Please let me know.

    • Hi Jen,

      I wish I could help but I made that humpback kind of by the seat of my pants – i didn’t create a pattern or anything – just winged it, The only advice I can offer is I used a ton of felt an attached it to the little guy with suspenders.

      Good luck – I hope your little humpback has an awesome halloween,


  8. Hi! These are adorable. Do you by chance have a pattern for the humpback whale costume?! My son has his heart set on being one for Halloween and I’m finding it difficult to find one premade, or find a pattern!

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